Reefer markets have been waiting for an uplift from late summer fruit and vegetable harvests, but so far, that hasn't happened. The Midwest has made gains, but not enough to make up for markets where harvests have struggled due to weather.
Van freight trends have been muted for nearly all of 2019 – we haven't seen many sharp spikes or large drops. Overall, it's been a steady decline, interrupted by higher rates in June and the first half of July.
California and Texas remain in flux with overall volumes roughly the same the last several weeks. Reefer produce failed to climb at the end of July, due in part to a sharp decline in volumes from Fresno.